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AfPP produce and publish our own series of publications for the perioperative practitioner. Below is a list of of publications offered for sale from AfPP. Click on the links for more information, prices and how to order. Other books from Elsevier and Cambridge are also available, click here for a full list of books relating to areas of interest within the perioperative environment.

afpp cookbook

AfPP Cookbook 

AfPP has produced its first ever cookbook!This culinary collection contains recipes such as 'Honeycombe Heaven Ice Cream', 'Italian Chicken Risotto' and 'Thai King Prawn Curry'. With easy to follow instructions and a wide range of recipes catering for all tastes, you are guaranteed to cook up a treat with these yummy delights.
Price is inclusive of UK postage. All proceeds will go to the Education and Research Fellowship Fund (ERFF). (more...)
ISBN - 580-0-069365-26-4


AfPP IN YOUR POCKET - Perioperative Practice

This new book is a helpful guide  for nursing and midwifery students, student operating department practitioners and novice staff nurses presenting a concentrated ‘snap shot’ of perioperative practice. (more..)

Authors: Pauline A Hood, Maggie Tarling & Sheila Turner. ISBN 978-1-904290-17-9

 Challenging Behaviours

Challenging Behaviours in the Perioperative Environment

Violence, bullying and harassment are not new concepts and neither are they confined to patients and relatives on healthcare staff; many incidents have been reported among managers (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN 978-1-904290-15-5

 Foundations in Practice

Foundations in Practice       

This publication draws from the very successful series of open learning zone articles published in recent issues of the Journal of Perioperative Practice. Each article contains a number of continuing professional development (CPD)   (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN 978-1-904290-14-8

Local Anaesthesia & Sedation 

Local Anaesthesia & Sedation: Managing the Risk 

This booklet aims to inform and provide guidance on best practice for the administration and management of local anaesthesia and sedation to ensure patients receiving local anaesthesia and sedation are risk managed (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-09-4

Perioperative Audit Tool

This is the first edition of the revised tool (previously the Risk and Quality Management System) and it continues to be based on a model of comparison against recognised benchmarks for quality practice. The tool provides a framework for departments to examine service performance and identify potential improvements in delivery of service using a peer review process.  (more...)

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-21-6 

Personal and Professional Development Tool 

Personal and Professional Development Tool 

The 2009 AfPP Personal and Professional Development Tool is designed to help you achieve your potential within any perioperative setting. Containing essential information and guidance on Personal Development Plans (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-11-7

Respecting cultural diversity in the perioperative setting  

Respecting Cultural Diversity in the Perioperative Setting

Providing a comprehensive account of the many cultural issues that arise in the perioperative setting; many issues are addressed together with a range of related topics which have specific cultural considerations such as (more..) 

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-08-7


Staffing for Patients in the Perioperative Setting 2014 (ebook) 

Revised and updated, this document sets out the overarching recommendations for a staffing model utilising the associated issues that need to be considered fundamental to every perioperative environment. These environments could be in the public or the independent healthcare sector or indeed anywhere delivering perioperative care. (more..)



Staffing for Patients in the Perioperative Setting 2014 (Paperback) 

As described above but paperback version. (more..)


Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice 2011

The official Standards and Recommendations of the Association for Perioperative Practice (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-16-2

Standards and Recommendations for Surgery in Primary Care  

Standards and Recommendations for Surgery in Primary Care 

This publication provides comprehensive guidance and standards for minimising the risk to patients and personnel in the minor surgery area. With a foreword written by David Colin-Thomé (more..)

Author - AfPP. ISBN - 978-1-904290-05-6

Supporting Students in the Perioperative Environment 2nd Edition  

Supporting Students in the Perioperative Environment 2nd Edition 

This edition, published October 2009, provides practical information and advice for two main groups of perioperative staff: (more..)

Author - Africa Bocos, John Biddle, Sandra Huntington, Sue Lord. ISBN - 978-1-904290-12-4


Surgical First Assistant Competency Toolkit

Provides a reference tool for both managers and practitioners to assist the process of strategic planning for, and implementation of, the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) role in operating theatre departments throughout the United Kingdom. (more...)

Author: AfPP ISBN: 978-1-904290-20-9


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